YNS supports new Yorkshire numismatic initiative.

Connecting Through Coinage – June 2014

A free conference examining the history and archaeology of Roman and Early Medieval York and Yorkshire through discussion of its coinage.

On the 13 and 14th of June 2014, York Museums Trust, in association with the University of York and the Yorkshire Numismatic Society, will host a two day conference which explores coinage in the past. Leading speakers from York and beyond will speak about coins, money and how they impact upon our understanding of the region. Prominent archaeologists, historians and numismatists will talk about how coinage can aid our understanding of the Roman and Early Medieval periods. The purpose of the conference is showcase the potential value of coinage to as wide an audience as possible and as such no previous knowledge of coinage is necessary.

Patrick Ottaway, author of Roman Yorkshire and renowned expert on the archaeology of Roman York, will give a keynote address considering York and coinage.

Professor Julian Richards (University of York) will discuss the archaeology of Early Medieval Yorkshire and the role that coin finds play within this.

Other Roman speakers include Roger Bland (British Museum), Rebecca Griffiths (Portable Antiquities Scheme/York Museums Trust), Philippa Walton (University of Oxford) and Richard Brickstock.

Other Early Medieval Speakers include Chris Scull (Cardiff University), John Naylor (University of Oxford), Jane Kershaw (University College London), Megan Gooch (Historic Royal Palaces) and Stewart Lyon.

Although this conference is free, numbers are limited so please register early. A vast array of extremely knowledgeable speakers and a chance to network with fellow enthusiasts. See you there :-)

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